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Tuesday, Oct 2, 2012 at 10:55 AM
By Edward McClelland

Did Obama Get A "Free Pass" In His First Election?

Did Obama Get A "Free Pass" In His First Election?

The Republican National Committee is circulating a clip from a 2000 debate in which Rep. Bobby Rush accuses Obama of getting a "free pass" in his first state senate race, by knocking his predecessor off... Read »

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